Cabbage Balushka or Cabbage and Noodles

Cabbage Balushka or Cabbage and Noodles

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"This Hungarian favorite is cabbage, onions, and egg noodles cooked in butter. Salt and pepper to taste. So easy, so good."


25 m servings 482 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 482 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 67g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 13.5 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 226 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in egg noodles and return to a boil. Cook noodles uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender but still slightly firm, about 5 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet or wok over medium heat; cook and stir onion until browned, about 8 minutes.
  3. Cook and stir cabbage into onions until cabbage has wilted, another 5 to 8 minutes.
  4. Gently stir cooked noodles into cabbage mixture; season with salt and black pepper to taste.
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  1. 75 Ratings


The secret to this recipe is to cook the cabbage for a very long time over very low heat until it is all light brown and carmelized. This gives it a delicious sweet flavor that is not cabbag-y a...

My Grandma made this all the time when I was growing up. She started with a pound of bacon diced. Brown the bacon and remove it, SAVE the bacon grease. Next, saute the cabbage and onion in the b...

This is exactly how we make our cabbage and noodles, except I add some garlic powder for extra flavor. This recipe is super simple and satisfying...YUM! :)

My son gave this 5 stars...and he almost never does that! I should start by saying that I don't know if I should even review this recipe because I did not stay true to it as written (we gave it...

I'm from western PA, and many, many moons ago, my step-grandmother (who is hungarian) and another friends mother taught me to make this, however they taught me to add potatos to this, it is wond...

My husband was skeptical but after the first bite it won him over! I used some leftover frozen honey baked ham and a couple of Tbs. Of bacon grease that I keep in a small jar in the fridge. I ...

There is nothing really wrong with this recipe - it just isn't much is the flavor department....even with the butter it was just middle of the road for us.

Best.Stuff.EVER! I actually chopped up about 3/4 of a pounds of lean corned beef and added it to this recipe. OMG...SOOOO good!!

Very simple comfort food. It makes a nice homey dish for a cold winter evening. Sometimes I go crazy and add turkey bacon or, cook the cabbage down in a little chicken broth. I always add some g...